Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow with Cricut Maker

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon where Cricut revealed the new Cricut Maker. The unveiling of this incredible machine offers crafters the power of a professional machine with more tools, more materials and more possibilities.  It handles everything from vinyl, fabrics, leather and balsa wood with effortless precision.  I couldn’t wait to put it to the test cutting fabric and made thought this patchwork pumpkin pillow was the perfect project to make with my new Cricut Maker.

I love fall, it’s my favorite season.  This time of year brings cooler weather, comfort food and pumpkins, all things I adore!  I have been busy transforming my home and adding lots of fall touches.  I recently bought some new everyday pillows for our couch, but decided they could use a few fall companions.  I had so much fun making this patchwork pumpkin pillow and it came together in less than 30 minutes thanks to my Cricut Maker.

What You Will Need:

  • Cricut Maker
  • Pink FabricGrip 12 x 12 Mat
  • Fall Fabric (I used 4 different pieces of fabric for this project)
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • Iron
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Patch Work Pumpkin Project File
  • Pillow

My mom has a quilted patchwork pumpkin wall hanging that I have always loved, so I used that as my inspiration to create my pillow. I started by opening up Cricut Design Space and searching for a pumpkin shape that I liked.  Then I used the oval shape to create the top layer of my patchwork pumpkin. I added leaves and some curly vines to finish it up.

Once I had all of the elements designed it was time to start cutting out the pieces.  Because I was planning to iron these pieces on to my pillow I went ahead and ironed on the fusible interfacing to the fabric.  The Cricut Maker comes with a special pink mat for fabric, its adhesive grip keeps fabrics in place for precise cuts and easy release.

I was a little nervous about cutting fabric with the rotary blade for the first time, but I can honestly say it was so easy and perfectly precise. I am so excited about all of the possibilities and projects that I can make with fabric. 

Once all the pumpkin pieces were cut it was time to assemble everything together.  I ironed the pieces onto my pillow.  I ended up using the embroidery thread to create the curly vines on the pumpkins instead of the cut out vines I originally designed, but you could do it either way.

I honestly love how simple this project was and how it adds a festive pop of color to my fall decor. I’ve owned every version of Cricut machines since the very first Expression launched on HSN in 2009.  I’ve referred to my Cricut as my favorite craft tool on more than one occasion, but the Cricut Maker is a serious game changer. Whether you are a hobby crafter, a quilter or a professional seamstress the Maker gives you more creative possibilities than ever at your fingertips and in just a few clicks you can create DIY masterpieces.  Here are just a few of the reasons why I am so excited about crafting with the Cricut Maker:

What features are you most excited about with the Cricut Maker?  Do you have questions or want to know more about this incredible machine? I’d love to hear from you and get your feedback on what type of projects you’d like to see me make using the Cricut Maker, so leave a comment and tell me what you think.

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. I am in love with this pillow!

  2. Loving this! I need to make some new seasonal throw pillows. I’ll be sharing this in my fall craft round-up later this week. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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